(Mf. 21:28-32, 21:33-46; Mk. 12:1-12; Lk. 20:9-19)
The first part of this episode reflects on the Parable of the Two Sons. In the parable, the first son promises to go and work in the garden, but does not go; while the second son first refuses, but finally, regretting, goes and works.
The second parable presented is that of the wicked husbandmen. They rented a garden, a winepress and a tower. They had to give part of the fruits to the owner of the vineyard, but refused to do so and even killed the only son of the owner.
At the end of the parable, Christ identifies Himself with the stone that had been rejected by all the builders, whereas it was the stone to become the cornerstone for the entire building.